Corporate Governance

Radian is committed to the integrity of our business and culture and seeks to share its best practices with investors, analysts, clients and the media. This section provides access to Guidelines of Corporate Governance, Board committee charters and our Code of Conduct and Ethics for Radian employees and directors. We also provide a downloadable, printable version (PDF) of all of the guidelines and charters. If you don't have Adobe® Reader®, you can download it.


Radian's Board of Directors

Interested persons can contact the members of Radian's Board of Directors by sending an e-mail message to In addition, interested persons may write to the Non-Executive Chairman, Radian Group Inc., 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, or to Radian's General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Corporate Responsibility Officer at the same address.

Herbert Wender

Non-Executive Chairman, Radian Group Inc.

Mr. Wender has served as non-executive Chairman of our Board since May 2005. He also previously served in this role from August 1992 to May 1999 and as Lead Director from May 1999 until his current appointment. Mr. Wender served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Radian Guaranty Inc., our principal MI subsidiary ("Radian Guaranty"), from June 1983 until July 1992. Between 1998 and 2001, Mr. Wender also served as a director and Vice Chairman of LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc., a title insurance company. Before that, he was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of LandAmerica Financial Group's predecessor title insurance company, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company. He has been a director of Radian since July 1992.

Mr. Wender's extensive leadership experience on our Board, his intimate familiarity with Radian, his prior management experience as Chief Executive Officer of Radian Guaranty and his industry experience give him the expertise, skills and judgment to serve as a director and non-executive Chairman. Age: .

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David C. Carney

President, Carney Consulting
Former Chairman, ImageMax, Inc.

Mr. Carney most recently served as President of Carney Consulting, an accounting consulting firm, from March 1995 until 2018. He served as Executive Vice President of Jefferson Health Systems, the parent company of a regional network of health care providers, from 1996 until 1999. Before that, he served as Chief Financial Officer of CoreStates Financial Corp, A NYSE banking and financial services holding company, from 1991 to 1995. Mr. Carney is a certified public accountant and served as Philadelphia Area Managing Partner for Ernst & Young LLP from 1980 through 1991. Mr. Carney served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of ImageMax, Inc., a publicly-held provider of outsourced document management solutions, from 1999 through 2003 and as ImageMax's acting CEO, from June 2000 to June 2001. Mr. Carney also served as a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of CSAA Insurance Group, an AAA insurer, from 2011 through 2014. Mr. Carney served as AAA Club Alliance from 1996 until May 2018 and as a director of AAA Club Partners from 2005 until May 2018. He has been a director of Radian since November 1992.

Mr. Carney's service as a director of Radian through various business and economic cycles gives him significant knowledge of Radian, its history and its businesses. Mr. Carney’s experience as a CPA, as managing partner of the Philadelphia area offices of one of the “big four” nationally recognized accounting firms, and as a Chief Financial Officer of a large, publicly-traded financial institution and as Chairman of the Audit Committee of a AAA insurer give him particular financial expertise and management experience relevant to his qualifications as a director and as the Chairman of the Audit Committee of our Board. In addition, Mr. Carney’s consulting experience and service on other boards of directors give him a broad perspective and insight on effective running and advising a business. Age: .

Radian Committees: Audit (Chair), Credit Management, Governance

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Howard B. Culang

Former President, Laurel Corporation
Former Vice Chairman, Residential Services Corporation of America and Prudential Home Mortgage

Mr. Culang served as President of Laurel Corporation, a financial services firm, from January 1996 through December 2011. Mr. Culang was a Managing Member of JH Capital Management LLC, a management company for a private equity fund, from July 1998 to December 2010, and of Cognitive Capital Management LLC, a management company for a fund of hedge funds, from April 2001 to December 2005. In the past, he has served as Vice Chairman of Residential Services Corporation of America, the holding company for Prudential Home Mortgage Company, a mortgage lending company, Lender’s Service, Inc., a mortgage services company, and Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, a real estate services company, and as a Managing Director and member of the Executive Committee of the Prudential Home Mortgage Company, where he worked from November 1985 to December 2005. Mr. Culang also held a number of senior management positions with Citibank, N.A., including as a Senior Credit Officer. Mr. Culang currently serves as a director of Phase Change Software, LLC (formerly ioSemantics, LLC), a privately owned artificial intelligence (“AI”) software company. He has been a director of Radian since June 1999.

Mr. Culang's service as a director of Radian through various business and economic cycles gives him significant knowledge of Radian, its history and its businesses. In addition, his significant management experience in the mortgage and financial services industries gives him valuable expertise and a broad understanding of the mortgage and real estate businesses. These experiences are particularly relevant in Mr. Culang’s role as the Chair of the Credit Management Committee of our Board. His role as a director of an AI software company has given him important insights into emerging technology trends in the financial services sector, including AI and cyber security that are valuable in overseeing our technology initiatives. Age: .

Radian Committees: Credit Management (Chair), Compensation and Human Resources, Governance

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Debra Hess

Former Chief Financial Officer, NorthStar Asset Management Group and NorthStar Realty Finance Corp.

Ms. Debra Hess served as Chief Financial Officer of NorthStar Asset Management Group, a global asset management firm focused on strategically managing real estate and other investment platforms, from July 2011 until January 2017 and as Chief Financial Officer of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp., a real estate investment company, from July 2011 until January 2017. Additionally, from 2011 until 2015, Ms. Hess held various other positions, including Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of companies owned by Northstar Asset Management Group, including NS Income, NS Healthcare, NS Income II and NorthStar/RXR. Prior to joining NorthStar, Ms. Hess served as Chief Financial Officer of H/2 Capital Partners, a privately owned fund sponsor that invests in real estate related assets, from August 2008 to June 2011. From March 2003 to July 2008, Ms. Hess was a managing director at Fortress Investment Group, an investment management firm, where she also served as Chief Financial Officer of Newcastle Investment Corp., a Fortress portfolio company and a NYSE-listed REIT. From 1993 to 2003, Ms. Hess served in various positions at Goldman, Sachs & Co., including as Vice President in Goldman Sachs’ Principal Finance Group and as a Manager of Financial Reporting in Goldman Sachs’ Finance Division. Ms. Hess currently serves on the board of directors of AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc., a publicly traded mortgage REIT. She also serves on the Board of CenterPoint Properties Trust, an acquiror, developer and manager of industrial real estate and transportation infrastructure. She has been a director of Radian since March 2019.

Ms. Hess' extensive banking, finance and real estate experience gives her valuable insight into our businesses and the industries in which we operate. In addition, her roles as the Chief Financial Officer of various publicly traded companies and executive management roles with companies in the financial services and mortgage and real estate sectors provide her with significant financial, accounting and compliance expertise in areas that are valuable to the Board’s oversight responsibilities and in supporting our strategic focus. Age: .

Radian Committees: Audit and Finance and Investment

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Lisa W. Hess

President and Managing Partner, SkyTop Capital Management LLC

Ms. Lisa Hess has been President and Managing Partner of SkyTop Capital Management LLC (“SkyTop”), an investment fund, since October 2010. From October 2002 to December 2008, she was the Chief Investment Officer of Loews Corporation, a diversified holding company, where she was responsible for managing approximately $50 billion in assets. Ms. Hess was a Founding Partner of Zesiger Capital Group, a diversified money manager, and also has held positions at First Boston Corporation, an investment bank, Odyssey Partners, a private equity firm, and Goldman, Sachs & Co. She has served on the U.S. Treasury Debt Advisory Committee and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Investors Advisory Committee. Since June 2009, Ms. Hess has been a Trustee of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (“TIAA”), a financial services organization. She has been a director Radian since February 2011.

Ms. Hess’ extensive experience managing financial assets, including in her current role with SkyTop, and previously as a chief investment officer of Loews Corporation, and as a member of various investment and advisory committees, gives her a broad range of expertise with respect to finance, investments and the capital markets that is particularly beneficial to the Board and in her role as Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee of the Board. Her position as President and Managing Partner of SkyTop brings a current, day-to-day business perspective that is valuable in enhancing Board oversight in today’s operating environment. In addition, her experience serving on the corporate governance committee at TIAA brings an added perspective and insight to the Board’s consideration of corporate governance issues and the concerns of institutional shareholders. Age: .

Radian Committees: Finance and Investment (Chair), Compensation and Human Resources and Governance

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Gaetano J. Muzio

Principal and Co-founder, Ocean Gate Capital Management, LP

Mr. Muzio is a Principal and co-founder of Ocean Gate Capital Management, LP (“Ocean Gate”), an investment fund. For 27 years prior to founding Ocean Gate, Mr. Muzio worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in various positions, including serving as a Managing Director from 1996 until 2004. In 1986, he became the first Global Mortgage and Asset Backed Sales Manager responsible for creating the sales team and strategy for, and was also one of the founding members of, Goldman’s Mortgage and Asset Backed Department. In 1990, he became a general partner and Co-Head of Goldman’s Mortgage Department, with responsibilities for overseeing trading, risk management, sales, research, structured finance and compliance for the department. He has been a director of Radian since May 2012.

Mr. Muzio possesses a broad understanding of the mortgage industry. In addition, his significant experience in finance, risk management, corporate governance and strategy gives him extensive expertise in several areas that are valuable to the Board’s oversight responsibilities. Age: .

Radian Committees: Compensation and Human Resources (Chair), Finance and Investment and Governance

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Gregory V. Serio

Partner, Park Strategies, LLC

Mr. Serio has serves as a partner with Park Strategies, LLC (“Park Strategies”), a management and government relations consulting firm, since January 2005. He currently serves as the head of Park Strategies’ risk and insurance management practice group. He is also a partner in the D'Amato Law Group, a New York-based legal practice. Prior to joining Park Strategies, Mr. Serio served as Superintendent of Insurance for the State of New York from May 2001 to January 2005. From January 1995 until his appointment as Superintendent in 2001, Mr. Serio served as First Deputy Superintendent and General Counsel of the New York Insurance Department. Mr. Serio also has served as the Chairman of the Government Affairs Task Force of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (“NAIC”) and as a member of and NAIC representative on the Financial Services and Banking Information Infrastructure Committee of the United States Treasury. He was also a commissioner of the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims. He is also a trustee of the Senior Health Insurance Plan Trust and director of the Senior Health Insurance Company of Pennsylvania, two positions to which he was appointed by the Commissioner of Insurance of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He has been a director of Radian since May 2012.

From both his private and public sector roles, Mr. Serio possesses extensive knowledge and experience in the insurance industry. His in-depth understanding of insurance regulatory matters, including financial and market conduct examinations and other compliance-related matters, combined with his experience in risk management and corporate governance matters, further strengthens the Board’s oversight and perspective in these areas. He is also a Board Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors, which, together with his current and past work experiences, provides him with especially valuable expertise in his role as Chair of the Governance Committee of our Board. Age: .

Radian Committees: Governance (Chair), Audit and Credit Management

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Noel J. Spiegel

Retired Deputy Managing Partner, Deloitte & Touche, LLP

Mr. Spiegel was a partner at Deloitte & Touche, LLP (“Deloitte”) where he practiced from September 1969 until May 2010. In his career at Deloitte, he served in numerous management positions, including as Deputy Managing Partner; a member of Deloitte’s Executive Committee; Managing Partner of Deloitte’s Transaction Assurance practice, Global Offerings and International Financial Reporting Standards practice and Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice (Northeast Region); and as Partner-in-Charge of Audit Operations in Deloitte’s New York Office. Mr. Spiegel currently serves as Lead Independent Director and chairs the audit committee of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. Mr. Spiegel also currently serves on the board and chairs the audit committee of vTv Therapeutics, Inc. He has been a director of Radian since February 2011.

Mr. Spiegel’s significant prior service as a partner at Deloitte, and his current experience as chair of audit committees of publicly held companies, provides him with a depth of experience in management, financial reporting, risk management, public accounting and finance that is of significant value and relevance to the Board and in particular the Audit Committee. In addition, his work with many public companies as an independent auditor provides him with a unique perspective and depth of insight with respect to corporate governance, Board leadership and corporate strategy. Age: .

Radian Committees: Audit, Credit Management, Finance and Investment

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Richard G. Thornberry

Chief Executive Officer, Radian Group Inc.

Mr. Thornberry has served as Radian's Chief Executive Officer since March 2017. Before joining Radian, from 2006 until 2017, Mr. Thornberry served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NexSpring Group, LLC (“NexSpring Group”), a company that he co-founded in 2006. NexSpring Group has provided mortgage industry advisory and technology services to private equity investors, mortgage lenders, financial institutions, mortgage investors and other mortgage industry participants. Mr. Thornberry also has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NexSpring Financial, LLC, an early stage fintech company that he co-founded to focus on improving the overall value proposition for all participants in a residential mortgage origination transaction. Prior to founding NexSpring Group, from 1999 until 2005, Mr. Thornberry served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexstar Financial Corporation, an end-to-end mortgage business process outsourcing firm, which he co-founded in 1999 and sold to MBNA Home Finance in 2005. Mr. Thornberry has also held executive positions with MBNA Home Finance from 2005 until 2006, Citicorp Mortgage Inc. from 1996 until 1998 and Residential Services Corporation of America/Prudential Home Mortgage Company from 1987 until 1996. Mr. Thornberry currently serves on the board of directors of the Mortgage Bankers Association and as an executive council member of the Housing Policy Council. Mr. Thornberry began his career as a certified public accountant at Deloitte where he primarily worked with financial services clients and entrepreneurial businesses. He has been a director of Radian since March 2017.

Mr. Thornberry’s broad understanding of the mortgage and real estate industries and experience leading innovative mortgage industry businesses gives him a unique perspective and set of skills to lead our Company and contribute to the Board. Age: .

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